Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Anyone know where I can get a deal on some professional mourners?

I discovered last Friday night that the WIP I showed you can not be completed.  I was rolling the piece up to start the next row and the fabric stuck to itself.  Hmm...it shouldn't do that unless it's getting close to the end.  No.  Oh no.  Please no.  Take apart the frame and unroll it completely:

Winter Alphabet by Lizzie*Kate

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!  There are three more rows to this pattern!  The third row would end right about at the velcro on the bottom.  Ooo, I almost cried.  I was so enjoying this one.  I don't know how I managed it, but I started it about 2 inches too far down on the fabric.  It also didn't help that the evenweave fabric wasn't.  Each of those blocks should be square.  As you can see, they're stitching up rectangular.  That I could have lived with.  The finishing at the edge of the fabric?  Not so much.

Le sigh.  I will restart this one, probably next winter.  I planned to stitch the entire series, so I will dig out the one for Spring and get going on it.  I think, since I am starting over, I will go ahead and get the proper fabric (the patterns call for 32 ct).  And make Absolutely Sure that I start in the correct place.  Even if that means I have to grid the darn thing.  Blerg.

Here's a closer shot:
2 over 2 on 28 ct "mushroom" monoco

I may salvage some of those to make fobs or ornaments.  Astute observers may notice that I have changed the colors on some of these.  I'm still using the called for DMCs (except for the "white"--I didn't like how the listed one looked with the fabric), but I am substituting where some of them are used.

After some hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing and eye-tearing, I worked some more on Jean Farish's America Land That I Love to help ease the pain.  I finished another state block, which did make me feel slightly better.  I should take pictures of that.

1 comment:

Kay said...

My deepest condolences on your loss. ... I love the idea of cutting it up to make fobs and ornaments out of.